DENVER, Co. -- Free weed for veterans was being given away in Denver over the weekend.
"I smoke two joints in time of peace and two at time of war."
The event was held by "Operation Grow-4-Vets." Veterans waited for hours to get 200 dollars worth of marijuana-infused products for free. It has little do with getting high, but a lot to do with healing.
Roger Martin, founder for "Operation Grow-4-Vets," says, "We`re really here to help them with their medical conditions...PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), chronic pain."
The event saaw a record number of vets. Each person got a week's supply of tincture, a cannabis chocolate, abd eight marijuana seeds to grow their own medicine.
Brian Nance, an Afghanistan veteran, says, "I don't have to take a pill for 4-5 so for me that's a big deal."
Vietnam veteran Mark Pitts adds, "Without the cannabis, forget it. I don't even want to get of bed some days, but at least the cannabis takes enough of the edge off th pain so I can deal with the pain."
They served our country, and now "Operation Grow-4-Vets" wants to serve them and help them live a higher quality of life.